Man Fined For Pretending To Be A Ghost In A Graveyard
Thursday 7th August 2014
A man has been fined for pretending to be a ghost in a cemetery.
Anthony Stallard pleaded guilty at Portsmouth Magistrates' Court to using threatening or abusive words or behaviour likely to cause distress.
The court heard that the 24-year-old had been out drinking with friends when they went to Kingston Cemetery in Portsmouth.
A Hampshire Police spokesman said: "The witnesses reported the group engaging in rowdy behaviour and one of them throwing their arms in the air and saying 'woooooo'."
Stallard, of Alverstone Road, Southsea, Hampshire, was fined £35 and ordered to pay a £20 victim surcharge and £20 in costs.
He was also given an extra three months added to a conditional charge for a previous charge of harassment which he was found to be in breach of.
A charge of causing criminal damage to the gravestones against Stallard was dismissed.